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SHINE ON, HARVEST HITS LIST
An equinox to remember (9/27a)
CARLESS TO DRIVE WARNER A&R
Steve-O takes the wheel. (9/24a)
GRAMMY CHEW: AOTY WILD CARDS
Going deep like Tom Brady (9/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/23a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
RUMOR MILL
MArobert
9/24/21

Marie-Anne Robert will head up Sony Music Entertainment France as Managing Director, overseeing all operations, signings and acquisitions.


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9/24/21

We've been busting out single-serving snippets about the possible contenders for Grammy's BNA. This time: Walker Hayes.


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9/23/21

On the heels of his buzzing performance of the juggernaut “Stay” (Columbia) with Justin Bieber, which opened the MTV VMAs, UTA-repped breakout The Kid LAROI has sold out his End of the World global tour.


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Drake with rose IG
9/23/21

Drake continues his money grab in week two as 19 cuts from Certified Lover Boy make our Song Revenue Chart Top 50 for a grand total of $1,586,477. Repeating chart-topper “Way 2 Sexy" f/Future & Young Thug, one of his six Top 10 selections, pulls in another $203k.

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9/23/21

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) remains at #1 for a third consecutive week. The first full-length album from Columbia’s Lil Nas X, MONTERO, lands at #2.


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UMGIPO
9/23/21

Universal Music Group's stock closed at €25.10 ($29.45) on its first day of trading Tuesday, 38% over its starting price, giving it a market cap of €46.636b ($54.68b).


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DaraM
9/23/21

Dara Michelle is returning to the label where her career began, Def Jam Recordings, this time as Executive Vice President & Head of Marketing.


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LIVE NATION URBAN DAVIES (2)
9/23/21

Live Nation Urban President Shawn Gee announced on Thursday that agent Mari Arionne Davies has joined LNU as Vice President of Booking & Talent.


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9/23/21

As Vivendi prepares to spin off 60% of UMG, the eyes of the biz—most of which are bugging out at the gargantuan transaction—are on Sir Lucian Grainge and company and the details...


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9/23/21

Album of the Year is an intensely competitive category in any year, but the current crop of high-profile releases...


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Featured Video
CNCO, "Tan Enamorados"
The Latin-American lads came up with a pretty cool concept for the visuals surrounding their forthcoming covers set Déjà Vu (Sony Music Latin), due 2/5: the songs are Spanish-language chart monsters of the last few decades, this one being Ricardo Montaner's 1988 behemoth, while the vids pay tribute to U.S. pop touchstones (in this case NKOTB's "The Right Stuff"). The trailers, like this one, tie the larger visual narrative together. Talk about creativity during quarantine.
The race for the year’s #1 album: @Olivia_Rodrigo & @MorganWallen https://t.co/75rm9qceKk https://t.co/4p7KTZd10T
#SNL announces first guests of new season: @halsey, @youngthug, @KaceyMusgraves & @brandicarlile… https://t.co/ZNPSOOIp29
#GRAMMYs nominations reveal coming this November, see the full award schedule https://t.co/SVfu9DoHIZ https://t.co/iHJlx0ybMM
#MONTERO by @LilNasX is headed for a big first week start https://t.co/oCP8SNaXD4 https://t.co/wmFiy1N3YC
Elton pushes back Europe dates https://t.co/7X900yhAev https://t.co/O6LtsQXpkf
Insiders are chirping that Frank Ocean is shopping a new album… https://t.co/UJtXejfvHx https://t.co/aGfLNVl421
[email protected] hits the road with @theestallion and more in 2022 https://t.co/bBclS4Dzjg https://t.co/Mp2bpgeM1h
It’s blockbuster season: @Drake and @kanyewest will hold the top 2 for a second week running https://t.co/HsNRlVSTxD https://t.co/usEuGyc9xS
New releases: @KaceyMusgraves and @babykeem head for career high debuts with new projects https://t.co/3JjeTXNUd3 https://t.co/VSUCDIPeAK
#CertifiedLoverBoy by @Drake smashes 2021 record, debuts at #1 with second biggest streaming week… https://t.co/7TYgUUXT24